The Connecticut Huskies Win It AllSportbet.com Staff
It was a game to remember, the Huskies jumped out of the gate making 7 of their first 8 shots and building a double digit lead on the Kentucky Wildcats early in the first half. This game was exciting from beginning to end as the Huskies and Wildcats traded off buckets and took the game back and forth all the way till halftime, when Kentucky got as close as they ever would within one. It seemed that the Wildcats were having issues controlling the ball inside the key on offense, they missed a few close up shots but really made their presence felt on the defensive side, getting 6 blocks in the first 20 minutes of the game.
Coming out of halftime, the Huskies knew that they had to apply the gas to get their led back, Kentucky was getting hot and they could not afford to lose their momentum they had build up. Napier came up big with some early second half steals that get the Huskies back up by 8 where the game stayed pretty much tile the end. This game was played inside court, they would get the ball into the post only to kick it back out to look for the perimeter shot. The teams switched up their zone to man defense really disrupting each other’s pace.
In the end with only a minute left in the game and the Huskies up by 6 they started to relax, all of a sudden the Wildcats found themselves within 4 of tying the game. they knew they could not foul the Huskie guards because of how good they were in clutch moments from the charity line but they last minute defense did not go well with an late foul under the rim that sealed the deal for UConn. Connecticut came into this tournament as the bottom seed #7 and took everyone out one by one until they crowned themselves as the 2014 NCAA tournament champions.